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The Health Epidemic: Therapy Society and Eroding Public Health

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The Health Epidemic: Therapy Society and Eroding Public Health


Published January 17, 2007


In the relatively wealthy Bay Area, state-of-the-art hi-tech medicine sits side by side with an ever-growing phalanx of alternative treatments and philosophies. Meanwhile a growing proportion of the population is denied access to any kind of health care. What should be the response of medical professionals, alternative practitioners and community organizers? What role, if any, do we want the state and business to have in health care provision? Let's pause and rethink some basic assumptions together. Tonight Adrienne Pine, medical anthropologist and works for California Nurses Association, gives a blistering critique of Gov. Schwarzenneger's medical proposals.


Run time 30 minutes

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